cPGuard: Anti-Malware Protection for Web Servers – Review


cPGuard is an essential security addon for web hosting servers to help administrators to fight against malware threats and injections. As it exclusively works based on File System changes ( no more mod_security or FTP hooks dependency alone ), we can detect and scan any real-time changes on the server. In addition to malware/virus scanning, cPGuard helps to reduce spamming by checking IP address reputation, domain reputation and scanning email sending scripts using CSF integration. They also include very powerful set of commercial mod_security rules to eliminate bots and brute-force attacks against your websites. cPGuard is protecting many servers which includes VPS to big shared/re-seller servers. cPGuard is carefully crafted to run on every kind of servers using the minimal system resources.

cPGuard features

1. Automatic Symbolic Link Detection & Intelligent processing of detected links
2. Signature based scanning and Intelligent code processing
3. IP reputation check against 69 RBLs. Domain reputation check and alerting
4. WordPress & Joomla Brute Force Protection
5. Graphical representation of the attacks and virus found
6. Options to Disable file(chmod 000), quarantine or take No Action ( Email only ) for suspicious/virus files
7. Virus file injection auto-clean [ BETA ]
8. Option to enable auto escalation of brute-force source IP address to CSF
9. xmlrpc.php attack protection
10. Option to blacklist files manually on your server
11. Integrated WAF with commercial mod_security rules sets
12. Regularly updated signatures
13. Option to start manual scan and schedule manual scanning
14. cPanel interface to let the end-users to scan their directories
15. Daily reports

What is new in version 1.94?

In cPGuard version 1.94, developers have added an option to configure account auto-suspension upon detecting suspicious actions. It provides an option to suspend an account when there is a blacklisted domain detected under an account or a certain amount of virus files are detected under a particular account in a defined period. The feature is very flexible and you can enable/disable the feature, adjust email detection threshold, whitelist users, etc. This helps to protect the server IP address reputation due to hosting blacklisted domains on your server and reduce abusive activities under a compromised account.

About OpsShield
OpsShield is a young and reverberant venture focused on developing new software’s and plugins to support Linux Webhosting Servers. We have a small but talented and experienced team of professionals who had been working under many of the major hosting/support/development companies.

To know more about this product and company please logon to https://www.opsshield.com/